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of christopher stevens develop in a major scandal for president obama? evidence is mounting that the white house was not forth coming about the murder. we will have the inside story. >> your polling agency is convinced that florida, north carolina and virginia are going to go for romney? >> that's right. >> bill: major polling agency pulling out of some key swing states, saying president obama is certain to lose there. does karl rove believe that? he will be here. >> that line were crossed by iran and they were very close, you wouldn't oppose military action to stop their nuclear program? >> i wouldn't oppose military action. but the question is where the line is. >> bill: ben affleck has a new movie about iran causing controversy. he will visit as well. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. will libya become a major scandal fort obama administration? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today a house committee held hearings on the giant screwup that occurred immediately after our ambassador to libya
ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, was asassed on september 11. many bieve tba nitinily re has tritt ay t violence might have been generated by an anti-muslim tape. we now know ambassador stevens, foreign service officer sean smith, former navy seal and two others were killed innn rrtac e athaen, tel damage president obama's reelection chances. let's take it step by step in a methodical way. on septembe12, president obama reacted to the murder of ambassador stevens by first discusng the amuap >> r aff t grth rio biefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. >> bill: the next day, secretary of state hillary clintonmade a public steme aga phinhee. hetetaoven had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and msage. iccomeo gi tan g bk t ve bni of our nation. >> bill: notice no mention of the possibility that terrorists attacked us in libya. on september 14, white house spokesman jay carney stepped up withhilaon sut ias preplanned attack. the unrest we've seen around the region has been in reaction t
on ambassador christopher stevens. last n stewart went t town. >> so the administration' story was anti-muim video on youtube uched off massive protest o vend to spread quick to7 other places. seems implausib, but two days later, they had an explanation r that, two. >> our current assessment is at what happen in benghazi wt had fac initially a just transpired hrs fore in iro. almo a copy caof the demotrations againstur facity in croch were prompted, of crse, by the video. copy ] sticking't the ras the ring 2.[r to the video sty. on the ehth day, the director of national center went in fnt ofongress with a slightly different as. n the course of awe terrorist attack on our embassy. >> of course, he's going to say it w a trorist attack. he the counterterrorism center. a cynic would argue theesidenhao admit ey we targeted by terrorists 'use th make m lo bad befe an election. maybe all tis stil not wecussn the factor l night, libertyian sittion and foreign policy in genal has not arrested the attention of casual voters who remainocked into thecony and in many cases, ideology. ize onhe libyan
from ambassador stevens himself. new documents out, new cables up the state department chain, including on the day he died. hours before he was murdered ambassador stevens writes a cable in which he says he is concerned about the security situation in benghazi. he is worried about the local libyan security forces, doesn't think they are up to the task. and believes that al qaeda is getting a hold in benghazi. he needs more help. >> bill: okay. >> these cables were unanswered all along. >> bill: who desend his cables too. >> to bosses at the state department. >> bill: do you know who they are? do you have a name and face on them? >> we have many different people that they went through throughout the chain, many of them go right to the upper tier at the state department, including secretary clinton. >> bill: all right. but i assume that they are not talking to you, the department of state. >> no, of course not. >> bill: hillary clinton. did they give you a statement? did they say anything in their own defense? >> they put out a statement saying the investigation is continuing and we will
zone. mr. woods disobeyed the order and tried to rescue ambassador christopher stevens and other americans. tyrone woods was killed that day. so was the ambassadors, his aid sean smith and glen doherty also a navy seal. today on the radio program president obama said. this i was not personally aware of any requests. obviously we have an infrastructure that's set up to manage requests like that. we're kind to find out what happens. ultimately any time there is a death of an american oversees i want to find out what happened because my most important job as president is keeping the american people safe. >> bill: all right. so once again, mr. obama didn't explain what happened on 9/11 in libya. once again he said his administration is investigating. but so much, so much misinformation has been but the out there by the obama administration you would think that six weeks after the attack some kind of clarity could be put forth by the president he doesn't have to do it because the press is not pushing him. brian williams, one of the few journalists mr. obama is talking with, had a chan
attack on ambassador christopher stevens. last night stewart went to town. >> so the administration's story was anti-muslim video on youtube touched off a massive protest on vend to spread quickly to 27 other places. seems implausible, but two days later, they had an explanation for that, two. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. almost a copy cat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted, of course, by the video. >> copy cats. [ laughter ] libya wasn't the ring. it was the ring 2. [ laughter ] five days after the attack, the white house was still sticking to the video story. on the eighth day, the director of national counter terrorism center went in front of congress with a slightly different assessment. >> i would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. >> of course, he's going to say it was a terrorist attack. he runs the counterterrorism center. a cynic would argue the president has been unwi
the question that the questioner put about steven hsu and gas prices was the toughest question of the night for president obama. i thought the president did much better this debate than previous debates. i think it's likely people at home women see it's a draw or the president ahead. but on that question on gas prices what secretary hsu said it's part of the administration and also a part of the administration about not wanting to it wasn't his job and president obama never answered that question. i don't think it took a viewer paying close attention to discover the president didn't like the question and didn't answer it. >> i think there was a time when mitt romney gave a focus almost perfect answer and when you talk to romney advisors they said boy, the economy is fantastic on the economy. so i think that was romney's best moment. >> all right. we're going to hear from what michael crowley's favorite question later in the show. we're going to be back with you in a few minutes up next, karl rove. did either candidate inch closer to the finish line? also, governor romney gaining ground with
-election chances. first, the time line. on september 11th, u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens was assassinated in benghazi. on september 129. president obama condemned the attack and then flew though las vegas for a campaign event. on september 126th, u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice called the assassination a spontaneous attack. but the same day a top libyan official said the assassination was preplanned. on september 19th, matthew olsen, director of the president's counter terrorism unit confirmed that the assassination was indeed a terror attack why did it take 8 days to confirm that pat caddell is angry about it. >> if a president of either party, i don't care whether it was jimmy carter or bill clinton or george bush or ronald reagan or george h.w. bush had had a terrorist incident and gotten on an airplane after saying something and flown off to a fund raisener las vegas, they would have been crucified. it would have been, it should have been barack -- equivalent for barack obama of george bush's flying over katrina moment. >> but nothing was said at all. and nothing will
. there were previous attacks and there was even chris stevens' diary which was uncovered out of the rubble, that he was concerned about security. but let me add just one more element here that is really so frustrating to me and that is five days -- five days after this mortar rocket propelled grenade synchronized al-qaeda affiliated attack took place on the consulate, the administration trotted out our ambassador to the united nations, who, i was on one of the sunday shows just after her, who said this was a spontaneous demonstration because by a hateful video. how in the world that anybody five days afterwards could draw that conclusion and tell that to the american people is either abysmal ignorance or willful deception of the american people. both in which are totally unacceptable. >> bill: we need an explanation from ambassador rice. but right now tonight i'm -- >> no, from the people that september her out to say that. >> bill: she said it. >> she got the information from the highest circles of government, our national security advisor, and our director of national intelligence. >> bi
alert they can. ambassador stevens sent that cable to washington, d.c. that is on september 1st. in fact, the memo went out september 4th. how is it a week before nobody is paying attention to washington, d.c. saying oh my goodness. there is problems. let's get these people some more assets. these people need some more help. >> laura: what about the republicans voting for more security against the embassies? paul ryan got stung with that last night against joe biden. was that true or not? >> in the last five years the state department budget has increased 118%. this is a question about priorities. in fact, under testimony, we asked charlene lamb, who is in charge of the embassies and security, and we asked her, was there denial of more personnel in libya a result of a lack of funding? she said. no it's a red herring. something they put out there as a strawman to try to distract. when your budget is increased 118% over five years you have to make priorities, you have to make choices. we have over 6,000 private contractors in baghdad and, yet, we barely have two dozen in libya. >> laura: a
exactly happened in libya. as you know chris stevens and three other americans murdered. it's impossible to verify. as i said, we need a presidential press conference. rally of peters author of book, colonel in tonight's debate what would you do personally if you were mitt romney on the libyan situation? how would you handle that? you heard brit hume has to be done presidential? >> i would ask the president to send his director of national intelligence, director of central intelligence and director of the national security agency to capitol hill to testify under oath about what they knew and when they knew it. no need to go into sources or methods, no top secret stuff, just under oath, what did they know and when did they know it. the reason i throw the ngsa in there, keith alexander would not lie. two, the national security agency already picked up the phone chatter which would tell us this was a terrorist attack. >> bill: you would challenge the president during the debate on television to do that. would you say, will you do that? is that how you would pose it? >> yes. i would do it in
to that question? >> yeah, please. >> bill: what happened right after the assassination of mr. stevens in benghazi? what did president obama do? what did he do? >> he made a bad tactical political decision and went to las vegas. >> bill: correct. what happened right after andrew card whispered in president bush's ear in tampa florida while he was reading a book? what happened? >> he stayed and finished reading the book. >> what happened then. >> he got a little bit of heat over that. >> a little bit of heat? >> wait. >> bill: a little bit of heat? >> wait a second, that one incident. but he got enormous -- enormous publicity off of that. >> bill: compare and contrast. this is how you come to logical conclusions, mr. beckel. you have a conclusion where mr. bush acted one way in tampa and got murdered for it you have another situation where president obama acted one way after the benghazi murders and coverage was maybe 20% of what the bush coverage was. >> george bush coverage 9/11 got him 90% in the polls. >> bill: immediately after, how he reacted after. >> what is he going to do? talking to a bun
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